Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE includes a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t worry about a stiff ride, though the SE is still relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can be an excellent bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you get for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide range of options, so you can pick and choose those that are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs may be all of the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2019 Ram 3500. Coming off a redesign just last year, the 2019 Ram 3500 is really a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for a while, you can get the 2019 Ram 3500 with a four-cylinder engine or even a stronger V6, or you may get the miserly 2019 Ram 3500 Hybrid. On the highway, the 2019 Ram 3500 is comfortable and compliant. 2019 Ram 3500 also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2019 Ram 3500 with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2019 Ram 3500 supplies a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you go with one of the upper trim levels. There are lots of options to choose from along the way.
The 2019 Ram 3500 is as competent because they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely easy to drive. If you’re looking for something with a little more class and space than a small sedan, the 2019 Ram 3500 might you need to be the sedan for you.
The 2019 Ram 3500 is the bottom trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2019 Ram 3500 Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On another rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and an automobile alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with many different additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a more impressive 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features found on the upper trim levels may be added to the lower trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL sound system coupled with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2019 Ram 3500 stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is easy to fold down to match longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to create most people happy. Loading an automobile seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is perfect for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The 2019 Ram 3500 features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles make it simple to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount a car seat, with obvious and readily available lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s room enough so that the front seat will not need to be scooted entirely forward.